Yeung, EYW, Jie, Z, Liu, BCP and Shardlow, SM (2022) Supervision of Chinese social work students during field practice: Harmonising a student-focused, egalitarian approach with traditional teaching and learning. International Social Work. ISSN 0020-8728

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This article explores the extent to which approaches to supervision developed outside of China fit with Chinese cultural approaches to learning and teaching. Qualitative data were collected from students and supervisors from three different regions in China. The findings suggest that a student-focused, egalitarian approach is fundamental to promote students’ learning at the current developmental stage of the social work profession in China. This approach is in conflict to some degree with the deeply rooted traditional teacher-centred, authoritative teaching and learning style. This study illustrates how a student-focused, equalitarian approach could be applied to alleviate such a tension.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: China social work collaborative approach field supervision social work students student-focused supervision model
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social, Political and Global Studies
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Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2023 08:31
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2023 08:31

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